Thanks. Have been on the steroids since April and now down to low dose , I think it's a confidence issue as well.have gone from huge amount of training and now can't run a mile comfortably.I need to get the psychological side sorted.
hurt my lower back 2 years ago doing boot camp, have had a reoccurance for last 4 months , didnt do anything to start it off , worst is at night as pain if i turn in bed is off the scale , dont want to keep taking pain killers, physio hasnt helped , am now at a loss what to do , has knocked my confidence running wise and mo jo whats that? used to use running as me time but cant now run a mile without having to walk so now find excuses not to go out.
don,t run through pain, if its a tight piriformis and glutes u need to do stretches and cross train till physio says its ok to run again, swimming and cycling are the best, and build it up again. foam rolling is good for piriformis but i still havent got the hang of it properley, the yoga pose the pigeon is also best stretch ever, look it up and give it a go.